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UN General Assembly: Biya to speak September 22

Paul Biya, Cameroon’s Head of State and wife, Chantal Biya, are in New York to take part in the 72nd General Assembly of the United Nations.

The presidential couple left the country on Thursday, September 14.

According to a release from the Presidential website, President Biya is scheduled to address the forum on September 22.

Even though many Cameroonians are expecting to hear what the President will say to world regarding the Anglophone problem, pundits are of the opinion that the nuclear treat form North Korea as well as climate change are likely to be some of the issues for discussion in this year’s UN summit.

This year’s theme on”Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet”, will center on issues relating to Education, Environmental Conventions, and Social Development.

The discussions will be carried out within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General is scheduled to present a report on the ‘Implementation of Education Sustainable Development ESD, in line with the 2030 Agenda and the Global Action Programme.

The report amongst other issues, is expected to highlight progress made on Gender equality, efforts to reduced inequalities and check climate and peace, justice.

 

 

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